Food For Needy Families 2017:
1.2 million lbs.
2018 YTD: 700,000 lbs.
All the work at the Food Pantry is done by about 275 volunteers. It is a dedicated group answering Christ’s call to “Feed My Sheep”. If you are interested in joining there are multiple opportunities as described below.
Tuesday – Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Work with 8-10 other volunteers to:
Assemble boxes of canned food and staples, bags of bread, frozen meat or fruits and vegetables and misc for needy
Interview/sign in existing and potential clients for ID, proof of income, residency, etc. to ensure they meet requirements. Also better understand their overall needs and guide them to the appropriate local agency or church to help them become more self sufficient.
Sort and ‘shelve’ newly received food, clean up area at end of day, restock shelves, put away empty boxes etc.
We need people to work selected days each month and people who can be flexible and ‘fill in’ on short notice on a given day.
Senior Program Volunteers
4 Mondays/month from 9am to noon. Work with 15 other volunteers to:
Assemble boxes of canned food and staples, bags of bread, frozen meat or fruits and vegetables and misc for needy seniors
Carry 25 lb. bags/boxes to cars for seniors
Make up “Food For Seniors” Boxes (Saturday mornings/weekday afternoons)
Thursdays from about 2-4 pm. Work with 8-10 other volunteers to unload and store 2-3 trailer/light trucks worth of food stuffs. Requires lifting 25-35 lb. boxes. Also need people with a pick up truck/tow hitch to pull trailers of food from Liberty, SC.
Grocery & Box Pick up Volunteers
Every morning from 8-10 am, go to Walmart, or Food Lion and Bi-Lo and Publix in Clemson. Pick up the food they donate and take the food to the Food Pantry. At the Food Pantry, unload, weigh, mark and store it. We also need people to go to local grocery stores and pick up empty boxes for us to use. This can be done at other times of the day.
We won’t ask you to “ask for money”, but we do need people to meet with and/or coordinate with various local businesses who want to help us either with food drives or funds.
If any of these jobs interest you, please Contact Us.
You can also fill out our Online Volunteer Form if your ready to lend a hand.